Sssstarter by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud


December 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 yards (229 m)
Adult S (M, L): 8 (10.5, 12.75) inches
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This pattern is available for free.

I have cold hands. Really. 364 days of the year. The other day (or two) they’re just plain freezing. I cannot get enough mittens, gloves, mitts or sweater sleeves to cover them. The Wool Dispensary Greater Restorative yarn is a soft and lofty singles yarn, perfect to trap all the warmth I can get! The undulating pattern makes me think of waves of heat while I try to convince myself my hands are actually warm.

Due to the small cables and small stitch count, these mittens are a good intro to cable knitting -- not to mention that the anatomically correct thumb patterning will make you comfortable in winter.

Perfect little travelling project for the easy to remember patterning and also, great as a quick gift -- I made these in 48 hours!


The Wool Dispensary Greater Restorative Superwash Merino; 250yd/m per 100g skein; color: On the Back Lot; 1 skein

Recommended needle size
US 4/3.5mm needles for working in the round

stitch markers
waste yarn or stitch holder
cable needle
crochet hook (for provisional cast on)
yarn needle

20 sts/36 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Charts AND written instructions provided.